Legal Twitterati unusually quiet on A-Level results day

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By Aishah Hussain on

But excitable teens take to social media to trumpet success

Today nervous wannabe law students across the country will tentatively unfold their exam results to see whether they’ve successfully secured a place to study at uni. Some will be cracking open the champers to toast their success while others will enter clearing or have to reconsider their career path. It can be a trying time for many yet Legal Cheek couldn’t help noticing the distinct lack of dialogue or words of encouragement from the legal Twitterati…

In previous years members of the legal profession have taken to social media to share stories of how despite bungling their A-Levels, they were still able to succeed in law. Our hashtag ‘#LawyersWithRubbishALevels’ did the rounds on Twitter some years ago and generated a number of proud responses. “I got a BED from my A-Levels. Always lacked exam skills. Happily exam skills not same as legal practice skills,” wrote criminal law solicitor Nicholas Diable at the time.

Those in practice might have remained silent but this didn’t stop excitable teens trumpeting their success on Twitter.

One newbie law student was super pleased she received the same A-Level results as law vlogger and future Linklaters trainee Eve Cornwell:

Some couldn’t contain their shock:

While others confirmed their newly-acquired law student status:

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One soon-to-be law student was overjoyed that she could finally upgrade her Twitter bio:

Proud mothers got in on the celebrations:

…and grandparents too!

Law lecturers extended their welcome:

While others reflected on their respective paths into law:

Congratulations to all those who will be starting their law degrees later this year!

Did you overcome poor A-Level results to succeed in law? Let us know in the comments section below.

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